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the wrong way. the economy slinks bringing on fears of a new recession. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. hard slap in the face tonight from reality. economy thought to be improving shocked experts and shrank in the final months of last year. huge falloff from gain last summer. white house correspondent wendell goler with an explanation and reaction. >> less than two weeks after the president said in the second inaugural address that an economic recovery had begun, the commerce department said not so fast. the biggest drop in defense spending in 40 years combined with a decline in exports and slow growth in company stock piles slashed economic growth from 3.1% in the third quarter to minus 1/10th in the fourth. first negative quarter since 2009. white house downplayed the report and gave the republicans part of the blame. >> home prices are starting to climb back. consumer confidence overall has been rising and consumer spending is rising. but there is more work to do. our economy is facing a major head wind that goes to your point. republi
is on. tonight: the economy is still in neutral gear. >> amazing job though convincing people that things are rosy. >> bill: bad news for the u.s. economy. it is going down again. even as president obama's poll numbers are going up are we the people completely clueless? we have a special report. you al gore are doing business with this country that's enabling your ultimate foe climate change. >> i think i understand what you are getting at. [ laughter ] >> bill: even david letterman is pounding al goren othe hypocrisy of making money from big oil. we will show you how gore is being treated by the left-wing media. >> isn't there a contradiction in that? also tonight dennis miller on the most popular tv personalities in america and my interview with collin powell last night. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. bad economic news but it doesn't seem to matter to the folks. that is the sung of this evening's talking points memo. last quarter, the economy fell back. in fact, it
'm christine romans. 2013 could be a boom year for the economy. how do you capitalize? start with understanding that today smart is the new rich. who better to have on than the smartest, richest man in the u.s., bill gates? you'll hear from him in a moment. >>> plus, media mogul arianna huffington on creating jobs. first, the soaring stock market. does that mean the economic recovery is real or is something else going on here? >>> looming budget cuts. >> we can't keep spending money we simply do not have. >> tax uncertainty. >> the deficit is still too high. >> gridlock over how to fix it. if it weren't for politicians in washington, 2013 could be a boom year. take a step back. your home, your investments, your job. the three ways most people build wealth are all set to take off. home prices rose 5.5% in november, biggest jump in six years, stocks are at five-year highs, near records. the dow is up 800 points in just four weeks. jobs are coming back. things are looking bright in 2013, but to capitalize, you'll have to get ready. and get smart. because smart is the new rich. company profits are
. >> i want to -- you look at all the numbers we got this week, the gdp report, the economy technically shrinking by 0.1 for the fourth quarter and most of it being chalked up to government -- to the lack of government spending particularly in the defense industry. and yet there were other parts of it in the private sector that looked strong. what's the reality here? are we an economy that's growing, that's recovering, or are we in an economy that's still on shaky ground? >> we're growing and we're recovering. the economy as measured by, say, gdp, that's kind of the economy's bottom line, that's the value of all the things we produce, that's been going 2%, 2.5%, and i don't think it's changed, that's about what we're growing right now. that's okay. but it's certainly not good enough in the context of the 7%, now 7.9% unemployment rate. yes, the economy is growing. yes, with each passing month we're on more sound ground but, you know, i don't think anyone's going to feel really good until unemployment is below 6%. >> and the big issue continues, one of the odd issues has to be consumer c
that the media is creating for him. >> no. >> covering up for his terrible economy, people blaming bush in the twilight zone important this economy that has gone on for four years and now getting worse because he is smothering the private sector. they cover up these entitlements >> the election is over. you are not holding a grudge, are you? >> you don't care how much nbc and american people are able to see the reality of the two candidates for themselves. >> we got to run. >> sean: good to see you both. we're back in the recession. >> we're not in the recession but it was bad news. >> sean: it may be a recession, we'll see. i hope not. the country, his policies are not working. thanks for being with us. we learned earlier today for the first time in more than three years, the u.s. economy shrank for top democrats for nancy pelosi they are saying they are not responsible for the fiscal mess that you are now in. they are blaming other people. later tonight, it's bad enough that your tax dollars are being used to arm egypt with f-16s and tanks. we are watching the defense ministers now th
. >> business has created 2.2 million jobs last year. we just learned that our economy created more jobs over the last few months than economists originally thought, but this week we received the first estimate of the economic growth over the last few months. it reminded us that bad decisions in washington can get in the way of our economic progress. >> jamie: just yesterday we saw the recent job numbers tick up and the u.s. economy is worse off than it was four years ago in four major categories. let's take a look. first unemployment rate january 2009, it was 7.8% and it is 7.9%. then under employment, percentage of americans who are not working as much as they are able to. in 2009 it was 14.2% and today it kicked up to 14.4%. four years ago, 12 million americans were out of work and now it's 12.3 million. today less than 64% of americans that are capable of working are actually out there looking. that is down 2% from 2009. let's bring in angela and jehmu greene and former president of the women's media center. nice to see you. okay, let me ask you first, angela, it sounds like more finger p
' they're even willing to hurt the economy itself. it's that's what it takes to hurt the president, they're willing to do it. >> any immediate economic setback or the perception of one could weaken obama's clout. maybe a sour economy is worth it if it will distract obama. >> there's a lot of talk these days about how the gop can come back politically. the quickest possible way politically with a contracting economy, if it happened again in the next quarter, that's a recession. >> shrinking the economy is a gop plan for a quick comeback? a sowerer economy is worth it if it distracts obama? folks, they really mean this. but despite it all. , the economy is improving under this president. we now have 35 straight months of private sector job growth. we've also learned today the economy added over 2 million jobs last year. the best year for the jobs since 2005. republicans are playing politics with people's lives. they're obsessed with cuts instead of jobs. they're focused on spending instead of hiring. the president kept his job because the american people trust him to create jobs for them.
prices. they're increasing sides that europe's economy is getting better. got some good earnings reports from some of the big companies. no matter what they want you do believe -- for today, at least -- the economy is looking up. i'm shepard smith. see you back here tonight on fox report. you'll be all right. [screaming] >> well, like the sequel to a 1950s horror film, only is this fly going to stick? welcome. i'm stewart in for neil cavuto. remember this, that fiscal cliff deal, huge amount in tax hikes. not much in the way of spending cuts. are we about to see the sequel? the president is calling on congress to pass another quick fix to avert those automatic spending cuts he originally signed off on, kicking in march 1 income, and this includes new tax revenues. the former south carolina senator jim demint says we have seen how the movie ins and it's not go. okay, jim, spell it out. more tacks and not so many spending cuts. what's the result? >> you have to scratch your head. the federal government will receive historically high tax revenues this year, yet we've double spending. it's a
to the economy. a day after the dow closed above the 14,000 mark for the first time since before the financial crisis. >> we are poised to grow in 2013. and the real signs of progress. home prices are starting to climb again. car sales are at a five-year high. manufacturing is roaring back. our businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year. and we just learned that our economy created more jobs over the last few months than economists originally thought. >> now, former senator scott brown says he will not run on a special senate election in massachusetts. it's a setback. republicans who hope to win the seat vacated by secretary of state john kerry. brown lost hre-election bid to elizabeth warren in november. for more on the response to the milestone week to the dow, let's go to kristen welker at the white house for us. good saturday morning to you. what is the take on the latest economic news, after the rocky start with the negative gdp number? >> good morning, alex. a real mixed bag this week. the white house responding as they typically do, when we get one of these jobs reports or gdp report
the a tell you what it means for your wallet and the economy. and for some the super bowl is nothing but filler between those often-times hysterical commercials. jon: love them. jenna: we have a sneak peak at madison avenue's finest. it's all "happening now." take a look at unemployment rate, the new one that we got today i think it's going in the wrong direction. the news not all bad, not all good, we'll work through it for you everybody. glad to have you with us on friday. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm glad it's friday. i'm jon scott. employers adding $157,000 jobs in january continuing the slow pace of job growth we have seen in recent months and years. it didn't make a dent in the unemployment rate. in fact the nation's jobless rate rising in january to 7.9%, clearly not good news. that doesn't seem to be phasing wall street, though. take a look at the dow, up more than 130 points, and approaching 14,000. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wednesday algoler joins us live. >> reporter: as one analyst put it the top line is not so good but the bottom line is really not so b
: meanwhile breaking news on the economy. it's the worst it's been in more than three years. but democrats aren't blaming the tax hikes they just pushed through. no. something else. >> our economy is facing a major headline which goes to your point, and that's republicans in congress. >>steve: darned republicans. democrats' plan? print more money. brian. >>brian: make way for the future site of the obama library. but first we need to get ronald reagan's childhood home out of the way. break out the bulldozer. "fox & friends" starts tphoufplt >>gretchen: good morning. usually when we come in in the morning, we all have our own ways of preparing for the show. unfortunately i have to spend a little bit more time in hair and makeup. and during that time is when i start looking at the news papers, the hard-core ones, not on my ipad. i have to say i was a little shocked at the front cover of the new york post this morning when it hit my lap. that one right there. dan marino, we all know over at cbs sports, hall of fame quarterback with the miami dolphins, probably the best quarterback to not win
. >>> the republican obsession with european austerity. kneecap the nation's economy. david cay johnston on today's troubling gdp report. >>> bobby jindal breaks his own rule. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. >> find out how the poor in his state are about to start suffering on friday. >>> and brand-new polling proves again that we're living in a center-left country. tonight i'll tell you why it's up to one person to keep it that way. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. an emotional scene on capitol hill today. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords returned to congress for a senate hearing on gun violence. two years ago, giffords was shot in the head during a shooting spree that killed six people in tucson, arizona. the 71 words gifford spoke today did not come easy for her. but her message is one every american needs to hear. >> thank you for inviting me here today. this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem.
and down. and i think this has a lot to do with what i think you'll be talking about later, the economy is starting to rebound. people are slowly starting to get back into work. not looking dismal. they're not seeing the emergency measures for the economy like t.a.r.p. or the major stimulus and that has lowered the temperature on the right. in 2010 and 2011, when you looked at the republican party and when the republican party looked at itself, they thought, we are facing a permanent resolution on the right where if we don't vote this way, there will be another tea party challenger and another tea party challenger. although these efforts like karl rove's are getting started now, they're finding out there isn't an endless bench of tea party candidates that can win primaries. that has loosened it up for them to make a little bit of room on immigration reform. >> these election res important. they matter. and i think that republicans, you know, want to win senate seats. they want to win the presidency. >> political science 101, a party exit exists to get elected, right? >> but the question
the economy, they say, is starting to turn around. what is going on here? we will bring in the senior business correspondent and anchor of bulls & bears. thank you for joining us. this number, then, is increasing. in fact, two years ago, 42 percent of retirees were putting off retirement. why the increase? >> it has been -- we have been getting more gray as a workforce because people have longer life spans and they have better health. we have switched from defined pension benefits to more risky 401(k) plans for people who have worked longer. the last two years was a dramatic jump leaving us to think it is something to do with the economy. people have been drawing down the 401(k)'s and into their savings because they have lost jobs and the value of homes are going down. the storm now is back where it was before the big financial meltdown in 2008 but, however, there is a feeling of insecurity. that is what is driving people to stay in the workforce longer. >>heather: home prices are rising now, and you mention the stock which has turned around if now. so, with the economy possibly rebounding, ho
be paid. when that goes into the family checkbook, it will go right in to the economy which we need right now. to buy shoes, to buy food, to do all the things that occur in the real economy. so we think it's great social policy, but we think it's an economic mandate. >> and senator boxer, that is a fact because with $10,000 less a year, then they earned with men, women could buy, if they had that money, 92 weeks of groceries or 13 months of rent or 39 months of family health insurance premium. i mean, we're talking food, housing, health care. this isn't just a little extra money. this is vital, especially for single moms. >> it is so critical. and it is, you know, what happens is we have a consumer-driven economy. about 70% of our economy depends on the consumer going out and spending. so when senator mikulski describes this, she's exactly right. an when you take it to a further level, it's critical. it's critical for the family. it's critical for retirement. it's critical for the economy. so all of this means we're going to have a real strong push. and i think this year, maybe we'll get
, grow the economy. but in the last quarter of 2012, government spending, yes, government spending fell 6.6%. defense spending was down more than 22 pnt. and how did that affect the economy? last quarter, the gdp, which measures the economy, fell 0.1%. and 38,000 more people filed jobless claims last week than the week before. this is seersz. the economy is moouing in the right direction. but we can be the take our eye off the ball. we can't just cut, cut, cut. republicans ignore the real impact cuts have on the economy. do they think we wouldn't point it out? nice try, but cut it out because we gotchya. my wife takes centrum silver. i've been on the fence about it. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. i got your campbell's chunky soup. mom? who's mom? i'm the giants mascot. the giants don't have a mascot! ohhh! eat up! new jammin jerk chicken soup has tasty pieces of chicken with rice and beans
the economy we have right now? >> i think you'd see more hiring and i think you'd see more spending. those are the key things that drive the economy. you mentioned the numbers today. here's a key potent of that number. average hourly earnings, basically how much people are making by hour, right, as they work. do you realize we're at a one and a half year high in average hourly earnings. guess what the number is. it's a little over 2%. nobody has i any money. taxes are going up and people are making really lousy wages. >> people talk about fixing the tax code. one of the big questions is where do you start? would income tax be where with u start or start with corporate taxes or something like that? >> you have a couple things going on. one thing that's huge is the amount of money that's overseas in these corporations, right. the repate ration tax is gigantic. that's why a lot of money is overseas in tax haven. get the money back to the united states so they'll hire and spend capital. that's how you get the economy to grow. >> do you think we see 15,000 this year? it's only the first month.
horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> good morning. welcome back to "starting point." i'm christine romans with a look at your top stories. the bodies of dozens of young men now in the city of aleppo. it appears they were executed with shots to the head. and their bodies were dumped. this as rumblings come out of france that more intervention might be needed to end the carnage. >>> ready for hillary, even if she's not. a group of hillary clinton supporters launching a super pac. they registered last week with the federal election commission and expect to have a website up and running in the next couple of days. before secretary clinton steps down officially, our jill dougherity and elise labotte will conduct her exit interview. >>> a semi in china. a few more feet, a few more inches, this would have been the end. >>> tiger won the farmers insurance open in dominating fashion yesterday, tiger's 75th pga tour win. seven behind the record of sam snead. eighth win at torrey pines, including the 2008 u.s. op
. >>> in his weekly address, president obama gave an upbeat outlook for the economy this year. >> we are poised to grow in 2013. the real signs of progress, home prices are starting to climb again. sales are at a five-year high. manufacturing is roaring back. businesses created $2.2 million jobs last year. we just learned our economy created more jobs over the past few months than originally thought. >> joining me is elijah cummings. sir, nice to see you. thanks for joining me. it was a mixed bag for the economy. the gdp detracted but there were good numbers in the report. listening to the president, he sounded optimistic. how do you see the economy? >> i see the economy as being fragile. but definitely moving in the right direction. alex, it's why we have to be so careful with regard to what we do in congress. a lot of the problems that could come about with regard to gdp is a result of the public and business feeling a certain level of uncertainty. we have to make -- we have to do what we are supposed to do in congress, come to reasonable decisions. we have to have some cuts. those cuts have
to republicans today demanding they move quickly to stop devastating budget cuts that could damage the economy and throw hundreds of thousands of people out of work. these are automatic cuts the congress agreed to. and they're going to go into effect in three weeks unless lawmakers act now. the president is fighting the republicans cut, cut, cut obsession. >> we can't just cut our way to prosperity. deep cuts to things like education and training, energy and national security will cost us jobs. and it will slow down our recovery. it's not the right thing to do for the economy. it's not the right thing for folks out there still looking for work. our economy right now is headed in the right direction. and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> this self-inflicted wound would include massive cuts to virtually every government program. from medicare and housing to head start and food aid for children. the president wants republicans to delay those cuts through a balanced approach that would force corporations and the wealthy to giv
somethings looking for a better life, better economy. promises made during the revolution. it never came through. the violence has decreased. nothing what we saw over the weekend. but you have people here defying the president's declaration of a curfew and emergency rule where we are in port said. the curfew is technically supposed to go in place in a few hours. but people have told the president, we know there is a curfew. we are protesting anyway. clearly defying him. >> who is in control on the streets? when you look at the pictures you say there is good news that the violence isn't what it was. is there a sense they will continue between the government and protesters that's playing out? lost the signal. we're going to try to get back to him as soon as we can. the turmoil in egypt. real concern for hillary clinton. she talked to cnn about those challenges and what she thinks egypt's struggling new government needs to do. >> it's difficult going from a closed regime and essentially one man rule to a democracy that's trying to be born and learn to walk. there are clear lessons. you have
americans on food stamps? we learned the economy was shrinking and unemployment is back up to 7.9% and all this news is pouring out. here is what the president is addressing. >> i am here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform. >> my attitude that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does in every institution and walk of life. >> the only way we can reduce gun violence in this country is if the american people decide if it is important. if parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, hunters and sportsman, americans of every background stand up and say it's got to be different. >> sean: with reaction, is ann coulter. did you see the picture of his skeet shooting. first of all when you skeet shooting you shoot up. number one he is not holding it right. >> the great constitutional law scholar second amendment the fishermaners of the constitution really like skeet shooting. that is not what it is about. wait until the photos of him taking birth control pills fighting the war on women. >> sean: let's
of the entire economy should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes or government programs that we agree need some reform. >> our first read team notes that while republicans want to solely talk about the budget the white house does not want to be bogged down on one issue that in the past cost hem political capital. quote, the obama white house wants to overled wa's political circuits to see what it can get through congress without letting congress define what issues get addressed. joining us now kelly o'donnell. our first read team noted the p talking about guns, immigration and today addressing the issue of the sequester. >> reporter: well, there is that sprint in the first year of his second term to try to get as much done as possible. and urgency on all these issues for different reasons. and when it comes to the sequester, the automatic budget cuts, kind of an odd term for what's meant to be automatic sweeping cuts across the board for the departments with a few exceptions. that was put in place a
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